[Nfbnet-members-list] FW: NFB-NEWSLINE® Releases iOS Mobile App Version 2.1

Kuhnke, Kristian KKuhnke at nfb.org
Wed Dec 2 15:36:19 UTC 2015


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (cell)
<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org

NFB-NEWSLINE® Releases iOS Mobile App Version 2.1

Baltimore, Maryland (December 2, 2015): 
NFB-NEWSLINE® continues to expand the 
functionality of its free news and information 
service with the release of NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile 
iOS app version 2.1, a free app for the blind and print-disabled.

Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National 
Federation of the Blind, said: “Living the lives 
we want means being connected to important news 
and information at the same time as our sighted 
peers. We are proud that NFB-NEWSLINE® continues 
to expand the availability and selection of 
newspapers and other important information. It’s 
a unique service developed by the blind, for the blind.”

Scott White, Director of NFB-NEWSLINE®, said: “We 
are excited to release this next version of 
NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile. We are constantly striving 
to keep this app relevant and provide more 
features, and we thank our subscribers for the 
many useful suggestions that have been implemented in this version.”

NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service available to 
anyone who is blind, visually impaired or 
print-disabled, offering over four hundred 
publications. The service includes national 
newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and USA 
Today, sixteen breaking news sources such as CNN 
and ESPN Online, fourteen international 
newspapers including the London Telegraph and 
Vancouver Sun, and countless state newspapers, 
plus fifty magazines like Time, PC World, Mac World, Guideposts, and more.

The new version of the NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile iOS 
app includes a number of enhancements, including 
a global search function, allowing subscribers to 
search across all publications for topics of 
interest. The weather alert feature will now be 
linked to the iOS device’s GPS, so alerts will be 
more accurate than ever before. A blind person 
can hear the beep tones warning of weather 
emergencies on the television, but cannot read 
the messages scrolling across the screen. 
NFB-NEWSLINE® provides any current alerts as soon 
as subscribers log into the app.

In addition to these features, TV listings have 
been streamlined, retail ads-previously only 
available using the telephone access method-have 
been added, and choosing favorites is now made 
easier by the addition of an Add/Delete Favorites 
button on the screen for each publication.

NFB-NEWSLINE®’s vast array of publications, 
information, and announcements can be accessed 
anytime, on the subscribers’ schedule, all day, 
every day. And it is always free. To learn more 
about NFB-NEWSLINE® or to sign up, visit 
<http://www.nfbnewsline.org>www.nfbnewsline.org, or call (866) 504-7300.

NFB-NEWSLINE® is a service of the National Federation of the Blind.


About the National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind knows that 
blindness is not the characteristic that defines 
you or your future. Every day we raise the 
expectations of blind people, because low 
expectations create obstacles between blind 
people and our dreams. You can live the life you 
want; blindness is not what holds you back.

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